Historic Downtown, New Bedford, MA Photos

The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park under the National Park Service comprises the heritage buildings of the New Bedford Waterfront Historic Area plus the downtown.

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Jonathan Bourne Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Cupola atop New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whale finial atop New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Seaman's Bethel chapel. New Bedford, MA.
Jonathan Bourne Whaling Museum (c1916) (18 Johnny Cake Hill). New Bedford, MA. Cupola atop New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whale finial atop New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Seaman's Bethel chapel (1832) (15 Johnny Cake Hill). New Bedford, MA.
Mariners' Home still shelters needy seamen beside Seaman's Bethel. New Bedford, MA.Whalemen's Shipping List building beside Mariners' Home. New Bedford, MA.Former warehouse near Seaman's Bethel. New Bedford, MA.New Bedford Waterfront Historic Area & harbor seen from Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Mariners' Home (1787) (15 Johnny Cake Hill) still shelters needy seamen beside Seaman's Bethel. New Bedford, MA. Style: Federal.Whalemen's Shipping List building beside Mariners' Home. New Bedford, MA.Former warehouse near Seaman's Bethel. New Bedford, MA.New Bedford Waterfront Historic Area & harbor seen from Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Heritage buildings of New Bedford Waterfront Historic Area along N. Water St. New Bedford, MA.Rodman Candleworks building. New Bedford, MA.J.J. Best Banc & Co. New Bedford, MA.William Rotch Jr. & other heritage buildings. New Bedford, MA.
Heritage buildings of New Bedford Waterfront Historic Area along N. Water St. New Bedford, MA.Rodman Candleworks building (c1810) (72 N. Water St.). New Bedford, MA.J.J. Best Banc & Co. (originally Merchants Bank & Mechanics Bank) (1831-5) (56 N. Water St.). New Bedford, MA. Style: Greek Revival. Architect: Russell Warren.William Rotch Jr. (c1832) & other heritage buildings (48-36 N. Water St.). New Bedford, MA.
Heritage wooden buildings. New Bedford, MA.In-fill commercial building. New Bedford, MA.Gilbert Russell Dry Goods Store. New Bedford, MA.Center St. streetscape. New Bedford, MA.
Heritage wooden buildings (48-36 N. Water St. at Center St.). New Bedford, MA.In-fill commercial building (N. Water St. at Center St.). New Bedford, MA.Gilbert Russell Dry Goods Store (c1790-1800) (24 N. Water St.). New Bedford, MA.Center St. streetscape. New Bedford, MA.
Center St. streetscape. New Bedford, MA.Henry Beetle house. New Bedford, MA.Caleb Spooner house. New Bedford, MA.Flowering trees in waterfront historic area. New Bedford, MA.
Center St. streetscape. New Bedford, MA.Henry Beetle house (c1804) (24 Centre St.). New Bedford, MA.Caleb Spooner house (1806) (22 Centre St.). New Bedford, MA.Flowering trees in waterfront historic area. New Bedford, MA.
Corson Block. New Bedford, MA.Old Bank now National Park Visitor Center. New Bedford, MA.Ceiling of Old Bank New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Visitor Center. New Bedford, MA.Andrew Robeson house. New Bedford, MA.
Corson Block (1875 & 1884) (27 William St.). New Bedford, MA. Architect: John M. Allen.Old Bank now National Park Visitor Center (former New Bedford Institution for Savings, then Third District Court of Bristol) (1853) (33 William St.). New Bedford, MA. Style: Neoclassical Revival. Architect: Russell Warren.Ceiling of Old Bank New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Visitor Center. New Bedford, MA.Andrew Robeson house (1821) (32 William St. at 2nd St.). New Bedford, MA. Style: Federal.
U.S. Custom House. New Bedford, MA.Citizens National Bank building. New Bedford, MA.Benjamin Rodman house. New Bedford, MA.Abijah Hathaway house. New Bedford, MA.
U.S. Custom House (1836) (37 N. 2nd at William St.). New Bedford, MA. Style: Neoclassical Revival. Architect: Robert Mills. On National Register.Citizens National Bank building (c1877) (41 William St. at 2nd St.). New Bedford, MA.Benjamin Rodman house (1821) (50 N. 2nd St.). New Bedford, MA. Style: Federal.Abijah Hathaway house (1846) (66 N. 2nd St.). New Bedford, MA. Style: Greek Revival.
Haile Luther House. New Bedford, MA.Fountain in park behind U.S. Custom House. New Bedford, MA.Heritage commercial building. New Bedford, MA.Cherry Department Store building. MA.
Haile Luther House (c1840) (70 N. 2nd St.). New Bedford, MA. Style: Greek Revival.Fountain in park behind U.S. Custom House. New Bedford, MA.Heritage commercial building (William at Acushnet Ave.). New Bedford, MA.Cherry Department Store building. MA. Style: Art Deco.
Purchase St. streetscape from William St. New Bedford, MA.Former bank building now research library annex of New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Carved eagle relief on library annex of New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Carved fisherman relief on library annex of New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Purchase St. streetscape from William St. New Bedford, MA.Former bank building now research library annex of New Bedford Whaling Museum (791 Purchase St.). New Bedford, MA.Carved eagle relief on library annex of New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Carved fisherman relief on library annex of New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Cummings building entrance. New Bedford, MA.Streetscape along William from Purchase St. New Bedford, MA.Merchants National Bank. New Bedford, MA.Heritage commercial building beside Merchants National Bank. New Bedford, MA.
Cummings building entrance (96 William St.). New Bedford, MA.Streetscape along William from Purchase St. New Bedford, MA.Merchants National Bank (1894) (William at Purchase St.). New Bedford, MA.Heritage commercial building beside Merchants National Bank (William at Purchase St.). New Bedford, MA.
John Duff Building with Terra-Cotta decoration. New Bedford, MA.New Bedford Art Museum in former The Vault bank building. New Bedford, MA.New Bedford Free Public Library. New Bedford, MA.The Whaleman statue inscribed 'A dead whale or a stove boat'. New Bedford, MA.
John Duff Building (Pleasant at William St.) with Terra-Cotta decoration. New Bedford, MA.New Bedford Art Museum in former The Vault bank building (1918) (608 Pleasant St.). New Bedford, MA. Style: Neo-Georgian.New Bedford Free Public Library (1910) (613 Pleasant St.). New Bedford, MA. Style: Greek Revival.The Whaleman statue inscribed 'A dead whale or a stove boat'. New Bedford, MA.
The Whaleman statue by Bela Pratt at New Bedford Free Public Library. New Bedford, MA.Sculpture of Lewis Temple monument by Jim Toatley at New Bedford Free Public Library. New Bedford, MA.Newer wing of New Bedford Free Public Library. New Bedford, MA.Public clock on New Bedford city hall lawn. New Bedford, MA.
The Whaleman statue (1912) by Bela Pratt at New Bedford Free Public Library. New Bedford, MA.Sculpture of Lewis Temple (blacksmith inventor of iron toggle harpoon tip in 1848) monument (1987) by Jim Toatley at New Bedford Free Public Library. New Bedford, MA.Newer wing of New Bedford Free Public Library. New Bedford, MA.Public clock on New Bedford city hall lawn. New Bedford, MA.
New Bedford City Hall. New Bedford, MA.Town seal with sailing ships, rail & factory carvings in pediment of New Bedford City Hall. New Bedford, MA.Registry of Deeds building. New Bedford, MA.First Baptist Church. New Bedford, MA.
New Bedford City Hall (1856 & 1886) (133 William St.). New Bedford, MA.Town seal with sailing ships, rail & factory carvings in pediment of New Bedford City Hall. New Bedford, MA.Registry of Deeds building (1908) (25 North 6th St.). New Bedford, MA.First Baptist Church (1829) (149 William St.). New Bedford, MA. Style: Federal. On National Register.
Tower of First Baptist Church of New Bedford. New Bedford, MA.Former First Universalist Church now art Gallery X. New Bedford, MA.Tower of former First Universalist Church. New Bedford, MA.Former Standard Times building. New Bedford, MA.
Tower of First Baptist Church of New Bedford. New Bedford, MA.Former First Universalist Church (1855) (169 William St.) now art Gallery X. New Bedford, MA.Tower of former First Universalist Church (1855). New Bedford, MA.Former Standard Times building (1894) (555 Pleasant St.). New Bedford, MA.
Star Store. New Bedford, MA.Window design of Star Store building. New Bedford, MA.Garlands around windows of Mills Building. New Bedford, MA.University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Art Gallery in former Star Store. New Bedford, MA.
Star Store (aka Mills Building) (1915) (715 Purchase St. at Union). New Bedford, MA.Window design of Star Store building. New Bedford, MA.Garlands around windows of Mills Building (aka Star Store). New Bedford, MA.University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Art Gallery in former Star Store. New Bedford, MA.
Ocean Explorium in former New Bedford Institution for Savings. New Bedford, MA.Neoclassical pediment of Ocean Explorium. New Bedford, MA.Neoclassical pediment of Ocean Explorium. New Bedford, MA.Paul Barney House. New Bedford, MA.
Ocean Explorium in former New Bedford Institution for Savings (174 Union St.). New Bedford, MA.Neoclassical pediment of Ocean Explorium (former New Bedford Institution for Savings). New Bedford, MA.Neoclassical pediment of Ocean Explorium (former New Bedford Institution for Savings). New Bedford, MA.Paul Barney House (1827) (545 Purchase St.). New Bedford, MA.
New Standard Times building. New Bedford, MA.


New Standard Times building (1995) (25 Elm St.). New Bedford, MA.



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